Monday, December 15, 2014

Drug abuse message to air in Bucks theaters


Drug abuse message to air

in five movie theaters

LANGHORNE A public service announcement about the dangers of prescription drug abuse will begin airing at five Bucks County movie theaters this summer, county officials announced Wednesday.

The 30-second video will play before movies rated PG-13 and R, said Diane Rosati, executive director of the county's drug and alcohol commission.

The effort is part of a larger push by county officials to combat what they say is a rise in heroin addiction, which, experts say, is often triggered by abuse of prescription painkillers.

Over the winter, County Commissioner Diane Marseglia called heroin addiction the biggest issue facing Bucks County, and the District Attorney's Office recently established a tip line for individuals to provide information about heroin dealers.

- Chris Palmer

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